Australian Airport Shut Down Over Bomb Threat

Australian Airport Shut Down Over Bomb Threat

He then allegedly placed a metal object on a table, claiming it was a bomb, and began chasing the woman.

Nearby trains have also been stopped, according to police.

The man was later shot by police and arrested on Saturday night.

Meanwhile a woman said when she asked what was going on, she was told by an officer the Surfers Paradise situation "was connected to what was going on in Brisbane" and allegedly told her to "connect the dots", according to the Courier Mail.

Queensland Police tweeted that there were no reports of injuries to members of the public or police.

Police will allege the exclusion zone in Surfers Paradise was a precaution related to the Brisbane Airport incident.

Zoe Bickerstaffe, who was seeing people off at the airport, told CBC News that police swarmed the food court area of the global departure terminal after a man pulled out a knife and started chasing two other people.

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"All a bit dramatic at Brisbane airport earlier".

The man had gone to extraordinary lengths "to create a perception of risk, threat and fear", Stewart said. Queensland police assistant commissioner Peter Crawford said the man had suffered a "health issue" during the charging process.

"I have absolutely no doubt that it was an absolutely terrifying experience for those that saw that".

He is due to appear before the Brisbane Magistrate's Court tomorrow.

"The words and behaviours of the alleged offender gave police cause to need to check a number of locations on the Gold Coast for improvised explosive devices".

"The Queensland Police Service has taken the unusual step of releasing an image of the device/item that the alleged offender in last night's (Saturday) incident at the Brisbane Airport had with him", Queensland Police said on Sunday.

Despite the bomb threat, police said the matter was not terrorist-related.

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